CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Four-star 2018 point guard prospect Devon Dotson relentlessly attacked the basket in a third quarter where he scored 13 of his team-high 27 in a 21-point win for Providence Day (Charlotte, N.C.) Friday night.
“Our goal in the second half was to attack and get things going downhill,” Dotson said. “We wanted to stop settling for 3-point shots. Coach stressed to us at halftime that we settled too often and wanted us to start attacking.”
Dotson scored his 1,500th career point Tuesday in a road loss to Cannon School. His family celebrated the accomplishment with him in a pregame ceremony Friday night.
“It’s special. Growing up as a kid watching other high school players accomplish that goal. To just know now that I’m doing it is a great feeling,” he said. “It’s another milestone and hopefully many more to come.”
Providence Day won their fifth-straight conference title, and Dotson wants to take them far in the state tournament.
“Leading. Leading by example,” he said about his focus for the coming month. “I know if I play hard, others will follow. We have a young team, so I need to help get the young guys in the right spots.”
Dotson visited Kansas last week, and was at Allen Fieldhouse for the KU loss to Iowa State.
“It was a great atmosphere. The fans were great there,” Dotson said about the visit. “It was an early game, so I went to the game, and then toured the campus after. I met with the coaches.
“They told me it’s a special place, and they can see me as their point guard from the start. They want to put the ball in my hands.”
Dotson took the visit along with his mother. He currently has offers from Kansas, Louisville, North Carolina, Wake Forest and a host of others.
“It’s a great feeling. As a kid you turn on the TV and see Kansas, and you know they’re one of the bluebloods,” he said. “To get recruited by those type of schools is a great feeling. I just want to stay in the gym and keep working.”
He has no timetable for a decision, but knows generally what he’s looking for at the next level.
“I’m looking for a school that can help me get better both on and off the court,” Dotson said. “I want to be able to trust and have a great relationship with the coach.”